Researchers will explore new approach to assessing health and well-being with RWJF grant

With funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral fellow Rockli Kim, ScD, plan to pursue a line of study that could lead to a fundamental shift in the way that population health research is conducted in the future. In their proposed project Novel approaches for investigating treatment heterogeneity: An application to Head Start Impact Study, the researchers will set…

Harvard Pop Center awarded 2017 Pioneer Award by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for workplace and well-being project

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) has been awarded a three year Pioneer Award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a study entitled Workplace Redesign for Worker Well-Being: Blueprint for Resilience. The aim is to develop a new vision of the work-health equation by first, expanding the view of health to include a multi-faceted perspective on “well-being” and “resilience,” and second, broadening the health-promoting strategies considered…

BBC speaks with Jennifer Karas Montez about puzzling rise in mortality for white, middle-aged U.S. women

The BBC speaks with four experts, including Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholar program alumna Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, about the rising death rates of white American middle-aged women in this article, including a short video that uses sound to tell the story of this subset of the population.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk elected to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation board of trustees

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the health and health care of all Americans, has announced the appointment of Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD to their board of trustees. Frenk, formerly health minister of Mexico, has been dean of the faculty of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2009 and is a leading international figure in the field of public health.